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Revision as of 10:29, 15 May 2020

This wiki has many extensions installed and also other gadgets or configuration settings within the software that make it particularly interesting. Follow each link in the table below for more information. If your wiki doesn't have all these features, you should contact eQuality Technology for an upgrade.


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PageImageDescriptionNotes
BootstrapBootstrap logo.svgA front-end web framework. Bootstrap allows you to easily create aesthetically pleasing layouts for your content. Bootstrap provides responsive, mobile-first front-end web development. It contains CSS- and JavaScript-based design templates for typography, forms, buttons, navigation, and other interface components.mw:Extension:Bootstrap first added here in January 2016, makes that framework available to this wiki. This is in addition to the built-in OOUI (Object Oriented User Interface) of MediaWiki
CSSCSS3 logo and wordmark.svgAdd custom CSS to pages or sitewideAdd CSS rules into your pages.
CategoriesV wordcloud skill.pngThe categories of articles in this Wiki, presented in a cloud. Relative size indicates how many articles are in the category. Thus it is both an interface and report on the wiki.It's created using the mw:Extension:Wiki Category Tag Cloud extension. In contrast, the MediaWiki built-in 'Categories' page (not a cloud) is at Special:Categories
CategoryTreePICOL-category.svgAllows you to display a category in a tree fashion. The extension provides it's own tag, but we also simplify it with the Categorypage templateI did edit MediaWiki:Categorytree-member-num to provide a full name interface
CertbotElectronic Frontier Foundation video conferencing background certbot-logo-1 (28343180089).pngCertbot, from the Let's Encrypt project of the EFF, provides free and automated SSL certificates for QualityBox.For non-public sites, we can still generate certificates using DNS
ChameleonChameleon.svgThe 'skin' for your wiki determines the overall look and feel of the wiki. Chameleon skin, based on the Bootstrap framework (and the extension which enables it in MediaWiki) gives control over your layouts. If you ever wanted a wiki that **doesn't** look like Wikipedia, then Chameleon could be the answer.Made by Stephan Gambke (https://professional.wiki) and integrates Bootstrap 4
CitationsCitation.pngOutputs several bibliographic formats for referencesFrom any page, there is an extra link in the toolbar to "Cite this Page"
DeleteGnome-edit-delete.svgAllows site administrators flexible powers to delete content. You can delete pages from a list of titles.There is a maintenance script by the same name (DeleteBatch).
Dynamic contentDynamic-blue-right.svgCreate lists of other articles based on their category, namespace, title, references or template usage and include contents or arguments of template calls of those articles into your page.DPL is similar to Semantic MediaWiki in regard to it's capability to output content. The difference is that it does not create or rely on semantic data.
ElasticsearchElasticsearch logo.svgThis site uses Elasticsearch for an amazing search experience!The What, Why and Advantages of Elasticsearch
GadgetsWikivoyage Interface administrator icon.pngGadgets are enhancements to MediaWiki, made of javascript and CSS; but not written as full-blown extensions.One of the best is the wikEd gadget implementation for the wikEd editor
GlossaryBlue flat directory icon.svgYou use jargon at work; you're wiki should know that jargon.mw:Extension:Lingo first added here in January 2016
HTMLHTML5 logo and wordmark.svgManual:$wgRawHtml allows editors to use HTML in page, making content re-use easier.This can be dangerous in a public wiki, but suitable for restricted editor groups.
InterwebWorld wide web.svgYou can search all linked webs directly from the search box. Just enter the web prefix, followed by a colon. google: bananas searches Google for "bananas" and takes you there.Provided by mw:Extension:Interwiki Visit Special Webs to see the webs configured for this site.
Interwiki linksInterwiki coordination barnstar.svgshorthand for making links to popular websites or other wikis that have a reliable pattern
LuaLua-Logo.svgLua is used to give template authors more functionality than available through Parser functions. The debate to use JavaScript or Lua was settled in 2012. Lua can be used to analyze data, calculate expressions, and format results using functions stored in so-called 'modules' in the wiki.
MergeMerge-arrows-3.svgThe User Merge and Delete extension allows site administrators to easily manage contributions from defunct authors.
MermaidFlow-diagram.pngA diagramming language. Make diagrams and flowcharts for documentation, easier. With simple syntax, create sophisticated diagrams, flowcharts, GANTT Charts etc.Use the online editor to create your diagram
MetadataSemanticMediaWiki Logo.pngSemantic MediaWiki is a large extension of the MediaWiki ecosystem. In wikis where it is deployed such as this one, you can have semantics (meaning) attached to your words and data so that the words and data are meaningful to the system. Your content becomes a database.Just like the spreadsheet allows knowledge workers to practically generate software applications, Semantic MediaWiki is no less revolutionary. Non-technical staff can create powerful databases with form-entry, reports, validations, etc.
NamespacesNamespace MediaWiki.svgUsing the namespaces feature of MediaWiki, you can setup areas that segregate content. Although MediaWiki is not a CMS designed for roles and access permissions, it nevertheless can be useful to segregate content in a wiki that should be 'nearby', but not in the same space.
NukeNuclear Explosion.svgAllows site administrators flexible powers to delete content. You can mass delete articles by title, user, or ip address.You can use SQL wildcards To permanently delete (expunge) the records, you must delete archived revisions
PDFAdobe PDF.svgThrough PDF Handler, we can display thumbnails of PDF files uploaded into the wikirelies on gs convert and pdfinfo
Parser functionsPowerful.jpgThere are built-in functions; and there are additional functions enabled by the mw:Extension:ParserFunctionsAs of v1.18, the ParserFunctions extension is bundled with a download of mw. You do need to enable it.
Pretty URLPretty.jpgclean and SEO friendly URLs
Replace textEdit-find-replace.svgPower editingThe Extension:Replace_Text provides a special page (at Special:ReplaceText) to allow administrators to do a global string find-and-replace on all the content pages of a wiki. It's a global search and replace tool that covers all content in the database and multi-media files. It is obviously useful in many circumstances. It features Regular Expressions support and shows a list of candidate matches before actually doing anything making it safer to 'test' a search and replace operation.
SecurityCib-lets-encrypt (CoreUI Icons v1.0.0).svgUsing SSL and TLS Deployment Best Practices, QualityBox gets an A+ rating for security.Certificates provided by the Let's Encrypt project
SvgSVG logo.svgThe SVGEdit extension gives users the ability to draw in the wiki. Due to the nature of SVG, this is perfect for in-wiki illustrations, flow diagrams, org charts, and editing any SVG graphic file uploaded into the wiki.
Syntax HighlightingSyntax.jpgsyntax highlighting is available for dozens of languages through the mw:Extension:SyntaxHighlight_GeSHi and the underlying Python Pygments library
Text EditorGnome-accessories-text-editor.svgThe WikiEditor extension is an extendable framework with a set of feature-based modules that improve the user experience of editing. It is also the editing interface that Wikipedia currently usesAvailable as the default editor in this wiki
TimelessDrBond-Screen-Wiki-06.jpgYour 'skin' for your wiki determines the overall look and feel of the wiki.mw:skin:Timeless skin, based on the mw:Winter framework prototype, is live now on Wikimedia projects and mw:User:Isarra is carrying it forward.
TooltipsReference Tooltips reworked.pngcreate icons with onmouseover tooltipsworks on this page, but not on the doc page?? as of 2016-01-19
Video BloggingYouTube Logo 2017.svgembed videos from 30 popular services directly into your wikilocal content (mp4 files uploaded into the wiki) is displayed in a video player
Visual editorVisual Editor (linking).pngA reliable rich-text editor for MediaWiki. Allows you to just "edit the page you see" while being aware of all the syntactically rich features of templates, extensions etc.The Visual Editor is available Here and on Wikipedia.
Webserver reportingReport.pngwe add real-time visibility into the web server activity.Unlike Google Analytics, this reporting includes bot traffic, and is not mined by your provider.



Generally speaking, you can see what extensions are installed in a wiki by visiting the Special:Version page, however that doesn't explain what the extensions do; and it certainly doesn't describe the features included in core.